Country Bible Church (Orland, California, USA)

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Orland Mennonite Brethren Church, ca. 1947-1952.
Creator: Henry J. Wiens (1885-1975)
Digitized by Hiebert Library. Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies

Country Bible Church, formerly known as Orland Mennonite Brethren Church, located in the Capay District of Glen County, near Orland, California, a member of the Mennonite Brethren Pacific District, began in 1922 when a number of families moved to this area from the Dallas, Oregon community. Later that year, other families came from Canada. Services were held in the home of John and Agatha Riffel and later in a schoolhouse. The same year the congregation was organized and a church building was started, which was completed in 1924 and was still in use in the 1950s after some remodeling.

The membership in 1957 was 111, with M. R. Schimnowski as pastor.

The church later changed its name to Country Bible Church in 1975.


Archival Records

Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Fresno, CA: Record Group CB520.

Additional Information

Address: 5000 3rd Avenue, Orland CA 95963

Phone: 530-865-3199

Denominational Affiliations:

Pacific District Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

US Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches


Map:Country Bible Church, Orland, California

Author(s) M. R Schimnowski
Date Published 1959

Cite This Article

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Schimnowski, M. R. "Country Bible Church (Orland, California, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 27 Feb 2024.,_California,_USA)&oldid=138820.

APA style

Schimnowski, M. R. (1959). Country Bible Church (Orland, California, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 February 2024, from,_California,_USA)&oldid=138820.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 83. All rights reserved.

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